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Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
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+7 812 234-45-11
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Chekhov became my favorite restaurant in Russia for its gastronomic talent. This place was named after one of the top 19th century russian writers Anton Chekov and it is one of the very few places in Russia that serves authentic 19th century russian cuisine. Unfortunately, Russia lost much of is culinary traditions after the late 19th century, so this is... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This restaurant is a very good restaurant with great ambiance without being too tacky or cheesy. The atmosphere was warm with really nice people helping to choose the dishes. Theme of the restaurant is the end of empire period; end of 19th century, beginning of the 20th. The interior of the restaurant is typical of that time. The fish cold... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a delightful and leisurely lunch at this restaurant on the Petrograd side, loving created in the style of a 19th century country estate. The food was varied and excellent. We enjoyed the white fish appetizer, the cold pickle and cabbage plate, the cold borscht, the chicken Kiev, and venison. The homemade liquors (like a schnapps) were amazing.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The food at Chekhov was really good and the drinks with vodka were awesome. Unfortunately we couldn't have dessert because the waitress didn't tell us that the kitchen was closing.

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience traditional atmosphere of Russian restaurants from back in the days and try authentic high quality healthy Russian cuisine, this is the place to visit! Fresh traditional Russian salads, local pickled mushrooms, farm raised duck, lamb and veal, the most tender Luce fish kotlets and traditional Russian alcoholic drinks (strong but one of the kind!) were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited Chekhov for a dinner with a friend and we had a wonderful time. A small and cosy restaurant with a friendly and comfy atmosphere. The service is very friendly, polite and attentive. The food was lovely, Russian dishes, big choice, very tasty! Deserts were outstanding! Definitely will be back when in Saint Petersburg again and highly recommend to visit!... More 

Thank Dasha S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The place is very atmospheric, waitresses dressed in 19th century imperial russia maid costumes, the service efficient and not too much, live piano on fridays and saturdays and the best chicken kiev I have had. It is so good that over the years (we have been visiting for many years) I am always tempted to try sth else as main... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

We followed our Lonely Planet guide visiting this restaurant as it was highly rated for Russian cuisine. I reserved by phone and were met by friendly staff traditionally dressed. My wife, daughter and I loved all our dishes and all fish was beautifully fresh. I loved my borscht and my chicken Kiev. There was a good wine selection and prices... More 

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Ahaus, Germany
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nice old style interior. Great and very friendly service..,. Good value for money. Worth the taxi drive if you stay in the centre. Will surely be back when next time in St Petersburg. Thanks to the team for making it an enjoyable dinner

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New York City, New York
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Looks like a simple version of Cafe Pushkin in Moscow. Place was full on Thursday evening (mainly tourists from the ferry). Menu looks very impressive and it was difficult to make a choice. However, I was slightly disappointed with the food as I have expected more. We ordered Olivier salad and Chicken Kiev. It took us an hour to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petropavlovskaya St., 4 | metro Petrogradskaya, St. Petersburg 197022, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Petrogradsky
  • Neighborhood: Petrogradsky
  • Phone Number: +7 812 234-45-11
Traditional Russian meals and modern gastronomic trends in the interiors of aristocratic country-house of the late 19th century. Collection of homemade vodka and liqueurs. An extensive wine list, representing the main wine regions. Courteous staff, dressed in the costumes of the era. Live piano music. A separate room for 6-8 persons, which also presents the classic Board game.

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